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Ex-Police Officer abused trust of rape and sexual abuse victims

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Commander Dean Haydon, commander for Specialist Crime Investigations, said: “Former DC Carl Ryan abused the trust placed in him by victims of rape and sexual abuse and has been found guilty of perverting the course of justice. His activities were manipulative, calculated and indefensible. He deceived his colleagues and members of the public who had been subjected to the most serious offences and for whom he had a duty of care.
“As a consequence of management reviews, Ryan’s conduct was uncovered and he was subsequently arrested by the Directorate of Professional Standards. The matter was referred to the IPCC and he was later dismissed from the MPS following a fast-track misconduct hearing.
“Over 1,100 officers and staff work within the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command and all are committed to providing the highest quality service and support to victims of abuse. Following the investigation into the offences committed by Jimmy Savile and others the reporting of rape and sexual offences has risen to unprecedented levels culminating in the highest numbers of investigations and prosecutions.
“The confidence of the public to report offences has increased significantly year on year and continues to do so. Anyone who has been the victim of sexual abuse is encouraged to report such crimes and can be reassured that they will be treated with the utmost sensitivity and respect and will be provided with support throughout. Each case will be taken seriously and thoroughly investigated.”

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Verne Troyer has tragically died aged just 49

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Verne Troyer who was know for his role in Mini-Me within the Austin Powers films has tragically died today.

Verne had made it public that he was struggling with alcoholism & depression leading up to his death.

On April 3rd Verne was rushed to hospital following suspected alcohol poisoning. A friend contacted police after a call from Verne who appeared to be very upset, drunk and feeling suicidal.

His agent has released a statement requesting thoughts and prayers for Verne at a difficult time.

“Asking you to keep Verne in your thoughts and prayers. He’s getting the best care possible and is resting comfortably.

“Appreciate the support from family, friends, and fans around the world. We will keep you updated here.”

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Verne.

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Cops catch gang of criminals leaving Hartlepool in stolen cars

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Recently in Hartlepool there has been an increase in criminals targeting Ford Fiesta cars, because criminals have a device that gets them into the car without the need for a key.

Over recent months up to Three Fiesta at a time have been going missing.

This morning the gang was at it again but this tome they didn’t count on the CDSOU A Relief who this morning recovered not 1; not 2 but 3 Stolen Ford Fiesta motor cars all attempting to leave Hartlepool containing suspected travelling criminals.

Police said “One of the vehicles unfortunately lost control and crashed while the other 2 vehicles had their front tyres stung and limped to a stop with one of the vehicle’s going the wrong way onto the A19 which was stopped by an unmarked vehicle. The driver was detained after a short foot chase and with the assistance of dog section 2 more males were also detained from another vehicle.

“Offences these males were arrested on suspicion of were theft of motor vehicle; drink driving; drug driving; dangerous driving; fail to stop for Police; no insurance and no licence.”

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TV Presenter Dale Winton Dies Aged 62

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Dale Winton who was best known for his game show Supermarket Sweep and In It To Win it has tragically died aged 62z

His agent has this evening confirmed the very sad news that Winton has lost his life.

No further details around Winton’s death have been released and it is requested that his family are offered privacy at this very tragic time.

His long-term agent Jan Kennedy said:

It is with great sadness that we can confirm the passing of Dale Winton who died at home earlier today.

While we know many will share this terrible loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy at this time of grief.

A number of tributes have been left on Twitter

Winton started his career as a DJ in London and he was soon hosting his own show on local radio.

This lead Winton to joining the BBC Bristol to present Pet Watch for BBC One.

Over the years he also worked for Channel 4 ITV and on BBC One’s national lottery show.

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